earth

Geography

isthmus

 

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a narrow strip of land that connects two large areas of land

peninsula

 

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an area of land that is surrounded by water on three sides

delta

 

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the dirt and sand that collect at the mouth of a river

oasis

 

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a fertile place in a desert where there are water, trees, and other plants

tributary

 

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a branch of a river

 

valley

 

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a land that lies between mountains or hills

gorge

 

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a deep, narrow valley that often has a stream running through it

plateau

 

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a large area of high, flat land

archipelago

 

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 a chain of islands

strait

 

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a narrow channel that connects two large bodies of water

geography

 

 

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the study of maps

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